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U.S. staff forsake Thanksgiving to concentrate on England
Matt Turner’s Thanksgiving often includes turkey dinner and all of the trimmings along with his household again in Park Ridge, New Jersey however this 12 months shall be a bit of totally different.
Whereas the USA shuts down on Thursday, goalkeeper Turner and his U.S. staff mates shall be busy making ready for his or her showdown with England on the World Cup in Qatar.
The 28-year-old, who joined Arsenal from MLS facet New England Revolution in June, will definitely be in no temper for presents as he tries to close out Gareth Southgate’s facet.
A frightening prospect, in comparison with tucking right into a seasonal feast, however Turner is more than pleased to skip the routine because the U.S. try to repeat their well-known World Cup win over England 72 years in the past in Belo Horizonte.
“Yeah, every Thanksgiving, probably 30 or 40 of my family and friends all gather at my mom and dad’s house back in Park Ridge,” Turner informed reporters on Wednesday.
“So yeah, we’re gonna miss out on that but mom and dad are here in Qatar. It’ll be a little bit different for the people back home this time around, but look forward to the future many more times with them.”